Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning
8/25/2016 7:02:20 PM
On Wednesday evening, at least two gunmen stormed classrooms after a suspected car bomb was used to get into the walled complex, and killed seven students and a professor. The death toll could have been far higher, with most students managing to barricade themselves in classrooms or flee to safety, even if it meant breaking bones as they jumped from the second floor of a building. As security forces patrolled the 5-acre campus on Thursday and university staff visited the wounded in hospital, students weighed up the risks of returning to their education.
U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
8/25/2016 4:46:24 PM
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week. "They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots and the reason for that is... they had taken steps already to try and de-escalate this situation," spokesman Peter Cook told reporters. Tensions have increased in the Gulf in recent days despite an improvement in relations between Iran and the United States.
Turkey fires on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria offensive
8/25/2016 3:33:33 PM
By Humeyra Pamuk and Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the border region against both Islamic State and Kurdish advances. Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, on Wednesday.
Italy quake toll hits 250 as rescuers search flattened towns
8/25/2016 3:35:56 PM
By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to 250 on Thursday as rescue teams scoured mounds of rubble for a second day in towns and villages flattened by the natural disaster. "People like myself have lost everything, but at the same time the fact that we have survived means we have to move forward one minute at a time," said Alessandra Cioni, 45, who managed to crawl out of her crumpled house after the quake. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to rebuild the shattered houses and said he would renew efforts to bolster Italy's flimsy defenses against earthquakes that regularly batter the country.
Poverty will hobble Colombia's anti-drugs push after peace deal
8/25/2016 2:23:21 PM
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta TACUEYO, Colombia (Reuters) - Jose Toconas picks at branches hanging in rows from the roof of his marijuana drying house and smells their spiky flower buds. In two days he will strip them from their stems, trim the dark green florets into neat little balls and hand them over to dealers working with Marxist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). "This doesn't make me a drug dealer.
Exclusive: Chinese-Mexican man at center of $205 million seizure could be extradited to Mexico in days - lawyer
8/25/2016 2:20:26 PM
By Joel Schectman and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chinese-Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking could be handed over by U.S. authorities to Mexican authorities as early as next week as he has nearly exhausted his legal options, ending a years-long extradition battle, his lawyer told Reuters. Zhenli Ye Gon's July 2007 arrest in the United States and the seizure of $205 million in cash at his Mexico City home several months earlier, played a role in high-profile money laundering investigations by U.S. authorities at the British banking giant HSBC and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. casino company. U.S. prosecutors charged Ye Gon, the former owner of the now defunct Mexican pharmaceutical wholesaler Unimed Pharm Chem, with importing chemicals that cartels allegedly used to produce the illegal drug methamphetamine.
Top Asian News 2:13 a.m. GMT
8/25/2016 9:13:45 PM
SINGAPORE (AP) вЂ The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says it is the first to offer rides to the public. It beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The service is starting small вЂ six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year.
Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe
8/25/2016 9:12:31 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) вЂ Lotte Group says its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group.
JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week
8/25/2016 9:11:07 PM
The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said. The August 31 inaugural flight -- the first of its kind since 1961 -- is scheduled to take off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and arrive in the central Cuban city Santa Clara. "The revival of regular direct flights is a positive step and a contribution to the process of improving relations between the two countries," Cuban Deputy Transportation Minister Eduardo Rodriguez told local media on Thursday.
Dolphins, Marlins increase Zika-control efforts at stadiums
8/25/2016 9:10:01 PM
MIAMI (AP) вЂ The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.
Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders
8/25/2016 9:01:42 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) вЂ Backers of a proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the famous Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Oakland Raiders.
New Syrian rebel advance against IS may take months, commander says
8/25/2016 8:57:20 PM
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels, who this week seized a strategic town from Islamic State, aim to move westward in the next phase of their Turkey-backed operation, an advance that could take weeks or months to complete, a rebel commander said. Colonel Ahmad Osman, head of the Sultan Murad group, also told Reuters the rebels did not wish to fight Kurdish forces that have advanced in northern Syria as part of a separate campaign against IS, but would do so if necessary. Sultan Murad is one of the main Syrian rebel groups taking part in the operation that on Wednesday drove IS from the border town of Jarablus with help from Turkish special forces, warplanes and tanks.
3 NFL players meet with investigators in doping probe
8/25/2016 8:52:40 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players' union said Thursday.
Mexico announces plans to fire 1,255 striking teachers
8/25/2016 8:42:21 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) вЂ Education officials in Mexico have announced plans to fire 1,255 teachers and school employees in two states who allegedly joined protests that blocked roads and shuttered schools in the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.
Bolivia says cannot confirm reports of minister death
8/25/2016 8:41:55 PM
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's state prosecutor said on Thursday that he could not confirm or rule out media reports that Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes had been killed by striking mineworkers. He said officials were investigating and that a government minister would speak to the press shortly. Local media reported on Thursday that Illanes have been beaten to death, citing a radio station director who said he saw his body. The government said earlier that Illanes had been kidnapped by striking miners. (Reporting by Daniel Ramos; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Tense Brazil impeachment trial hears charges
8/25/2016 8:34:21 PM
BrasГlia (AFP) - Accusations and occasional angry yells flew in an impeachment trial against Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, expected to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy. The warm vibe of the Rio Olympic Games gave way to tension as senators launched hearings in the emotionally charged affair, with Rousseff facing removal from office within days. Chief justice Ricardo Lewandowski declared the trial open and later briefly suspended it as senators yelled at each other while debating procedural matters.
Australia coach Lehmann backs Smith's Sri Lanka series opt out
8/25/2016 8:31:42 PM
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has backed the decision to rest skipper Steve Smith for the remaining one-day international series against Sri Lanka after criticism from ex-captain Michael Clarke, reports said on Friday. Smith will miss three ODIs and two Twenty20 games to return home and prepare for next month's one-day series in South Africa. Smith played in all three losing Tests against the Sri Lankans and the first two one-day internationals before it was announced he would fly home to rest up.
Millman upsets top-seeded Gasquet at Winston-Salem
8/25/2016 8:29:19 PM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) вЂ John Millman upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3 in the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals Thursday.
United star Mata warns against complacency, City's Bravo eyes debut
8/25/2016 8:21:49 PM
Juan Mata has warned Manchester United not to underestimate Hull ahead of their trip to the surprise high-flyers, while Claudio Bravo's footwork will be in the spotlight if Manchester City's new goalkeeper makes his debut against West Ham. Going into the third round of Premier League fixtures, there is nothing unexpected about three of the four teams with 100 percent records. Leaders City, revitalised by new manager Pep Guardiola, and second placed United, already bearing the unmistakable stamp of Jose Mourinho, have quickly drawn the battle lines in their expected duel for the title, while fourth placed Chelsea are resurgent under the leadership of new boss Antonio Conte.
Fiji rugby coach weighing offers after winning gold in Rio
8/25/2016 8:17:56 PM
SUVA, Fiji (AP) вЂ Fiji national rugby coach Ben Ryan says he is weighing almost 20 job offers that have poured in since he guided the country to its first-ever gold medal at the Rio de Janiero Olympics.
Blast at Belgian sports center kills one, gas accident suspected
8/25/2016 8:12:56 PM
An explosion at a sports center in the southern Belgian town of Chimay early on Friday killed one person and wounded four others, two of them seriously, Belgium's Crisis Center said. "It is probably a gas explosion," an official at the agency told Reuters, adding that there was no indication of it being a militant attack. Local media reported the blast occurred just after midnight (6.00 p.m. ET) at a sports center known as "Le Chalon" in Chimay, close to the French border, when five people were still inside the building.
Celtic improving but far from finished article
8/25/2016 8:12:04 PM
Brendan Rodgers may have guided Celtic into the Champions League group stages for the first time in three years but his side are still very much a work in progress. Glamour ties against five-time European champions Barcelona, English Premier League giants Manchester City and German side Borussia Monchengladbach await them in Group B. Holding a 5-2 advantage over Hapoel Be'er Sheva from the first leg, Celtic survived a second leg onslaught from the Israeli side to progress 5-4 on aggregate following a 2-0 defeat on the night.
Defending champ Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven
8/25/2016 8:02:28 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) вЂ Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold.
Under-fire Wenger boosted by return of key duo
8/25/2016 8:00:51 PM
With Arsene Wenger once again under fire for a lack of success in the transfer market, the Arsenal manager will be relieved to welcome back Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil for their first starts of the season at Watford on Saturday. Giroud and Ozil made brief substitute appearances in last weekend's draw at champions Leicester after being kept out of the opening weekend defeat against Liverpool following their Euro 2016 exertions with France and Germany respectively. In the absence of the two key players, Wenger's side have made a stuttering start and head to Vicarage Road still searching for a first win.
Rio police: Irishmen say their top official handled tickets
8/25/2016 7:58:45 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) вЂ Two Irish Olympic executives have told Rio police that the head of their national committee, who has been arrested in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe, was in sole charge of ticketing matters, a chief investigator said Thursday.
Ranieri backs strike duo to come good
8/25/2016 7:44:22 PM
Leicester City have yet to hit the heights that defy odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League last season. Leicester began the defence of their title with a shock defeat by newly-promoted Hull City but there were signs of the Foxes' old form during last week's goalless draw with Arsenal. Now Ranieri will hope to see Leicester kick-on at home to Swansea City on Saturday.
Kerry, Lavrov talks to try to finalize details of cooperation on Syria
8/25/2016 7:43:30 PM
By Lesley Wroughton GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, will try to hammer out final details of a cooperation agreement on fighting Islamic State in Syria during talks in Geneva on Friday. The hope is that a deal will lead to a cessation of hostilities across Syria and relaunch talks on a political transition in the country. While Kerry said this week that technical teams from both sides were close to the end of their discussions, U.S. officials indicated it was too early to say whether a deal was likely.
Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him
8/25/2016 7:34:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) вЂ Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor вЂ Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops вЂ that says people should give the swimmer "a second chance" after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery.
US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil
8/25/2016 7:32:02 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) вЂ Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Wallabies under pressure to rebound from shocking loss
8/25/2016 7:09:36 PM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) вЂ Australia coach Michael Cheika is under considerable pressure to put one of the Wallabies' worst-ever defeats behind them and get ready for an immediate rematch with New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championships test.
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.
Capsules on top women's players at the 2016 US Open
8/25/2016 6:59:36 PM
Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:
Capsules on top men's players at the 2016 US Open
8/25/2016 6:59:06 PM
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The US Open at a glance
8/25/2016 6:58:21 PM
A look at the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament:
3-time champ Lydia Ko shot behind Stephanie Meadow in Canada
8/25/2016 6:57:39 PM
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) вЂ Three-time champion Lydia Ko was back on the Canadian Pacific Women's Open leaderboard Thursday. Canadian star Brooke Henderson had a lot of catching up to do in the lightning-delayed first round.
Year after Slam bid at US Open, Williams eyes No. 23, No. 1
8/25/2016 6:57:16 PM
Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.
Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
8/25/2016 6:49:20 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) вЂ The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers.
Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France
8/25/2016 6:26:50 PM
By Ingrid Melander CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration. Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted "Nicolas! Nicolas!" and applauded as Sarkozy, a conservative president from 2007 to 2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people. "I will be the president that re-establishes the authority of the state," Sarkozy told a crowd of more than 2,000 packing a sports hall in Chateaurenard, a Provence town where his Les Republicains beat the far-right Front National (FN) in regional elections last year.
Guatemala mayor arrested over mudslide that killed 280
8/25/2016 6:06:22 PM
A mayor of a Guatemalan village was arrested Thursday for allegedly ignoring warnings ahead of a mudslide that engulfed a community in 2015, killing 280 people. Victor Gonzalo Alvarizaes Monterroso, mayor of the village of Santa Catarina Pinula, to the west of the capital Guatemala City, was arrested on a charge of negligent homicide, a spokeswoman for the state prosecutor's office told reporters. A section of earth detached and covered a district of the village called El Cambray II.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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Male suspect in 1983 murders may be living in L.A. as a woman: police
Police who have renewed the search for a man suspected in two brutal murders in Michigan and Ohio more than 30 years ago have released a sketch of what the suspect could look like today and say he may be living in the Los Angeles area as a woman. John Kelly Gentry Jr., who would now be 63, has not been seen since the April 1983 killings of a man and a woman who he was having relationships with at the time, according to police. Now detectives from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Michigan say they believe Gentry may be living in Southern California and have issued an age-progressed drawing of him, hoping that members of the public may recognize him.
Details... Orlando hospitals won't charge nightclub shooting victims for care
Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were wounded by gunman Omar Mateen before police fatally shot him after a three-hour standoff inside the gay dance club on June 12. U.S. authorities said Mateen was self-radicalized and acted alone, without assistance or orders from abroad, to commit the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. "It was incredible to see how our community came together in the wake of the senseless Pulse shooting," said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital.
Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, can stay free on bail while he appeals his corruption conviction, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said Silver raised a "substantial question" of law as to whether she instructed his jury properly, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's subsequent overturning of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption conviction.
Details... New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.
Details... Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Lotte Group says its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group. Details...
Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who raped an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.
Details... Hazmat situation prompts evacuation at Juniata building
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Details... The Latest: Candlelight vigil for murdered New Mexico girl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):
Details... Colorado police use DNA to 'draw' killer in unsolved triple murder
Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora have been stymied for 32 years in their efforts to find the person responsible for the stabbing and beating deaths of Bruce Bennett, 27, his wife, Debra, 26, their 7-year-old daughter, Melissa, and the beating of their 3-year-old daughter, Vanessa, who survived. Sometime between 9 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1984, and 10 a.m. the next day, the killer entered the Bennett home and bludgeoned the family with a hammer and knife. The couple died of "blunt force trauma" from the hammer attack, and Bruce and Melissa Bennett also suffered multiple stab wounds, police said.
Details... California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed
LOS ANGELES (AP) In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support. Details...
The Latest: Police say car of slain nuns recovered nearby
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Latest on the slayings of two Catholic nuns in Mississippi (all times local):
Details... DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.
Details... Court: Judge criticized for lenient sentence in Stanford rape case to stop hearing criminal matters at own request
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) Court: Judge criticized for lenient sentence in Stanford rape case to stop hearing criminal matters at own request. Details...
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the state House of Representatives. Details...
Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear
DOVER, Del. (AP) A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday.
Details... Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him
NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops that says people should give the swimmer "a second chance" after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery. Details...
Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A police officer has died in a shooting in eastern Tennessee. Details...
Couple wanted in woman's killing, kids' kidnapping arrested
LOS ANGELES (AP) A California couple wanted in connection with a woman's killing and the kidnapping of her three children in the Los Angeles area were arrested Thursday in Colorado.
Details... The Latest: Louisiana to reopen 3 shellfish areas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):
Details... Lawyers: Prep school alumni covered Owen Labrie's lawyers
BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for a New Hampshire prep school sex assault victim say parents and alumni at St. Paul's School helped raise over $100,000 for her alleged attacker's defense team. Details...
Prison: Man convicted in deadly home invasion tried suicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A man convicted in the slayings of a mother and her two daughters during a home invasion in a wealthy Connecticut suburb has tried to kill himself in prison. Details...
2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
LAS VEGAS (AP) Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.
Details... Video shows Philly cop being hit by car in Manayunk
Surveillance video shows the moment a Philadelphia police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Thursday morning in Manayunk.
Details... Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses.
Details... Phoenix police renew call for tips in serial killer case
PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix police renewed pleas to the public Thursday for information that could help catch a serial killer who has been stalking predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods.
Details... LA mom charged in death of malnourished son found in closet
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles woman has been charged with murder in the death of her severely malnourished 11-year-old son whose body was found in a closet.
Details... The Latest: Kokomo EF3 tornado had peak wind of 152 mph
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and Ohio (all times local):
Details... Fort Campbell: Soldier in custody after firing shots
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) Army officials say a 101st Airborne Division soldier fired two shots at Fort Campbell and then fled in his vehicle before being apprehended by military police. Details...
Ex-Maryland official tapped to run New Orleans' violent jail
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A former Maryland corrections official was tapped Thursday to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. Details...
West Virginia AG staffer quits after racist video surfaces
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) An employee with the West Virginia attorney general's office has resigned on the day a published report identified her in a video in which she is seen reciting racist views. Details...
Judge rejects doctors' lawsuit against Quackwatch website
NEW YORK (AP) A lawsuit brought by two pioneers in the anti-aging movement who said an online article about them suggests they're quacks has been tossed out by a judge. Details...